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Sonja D. Fritts

Of Counsel Seattle

Ms. Fritts has a broad area of practice. She handles employment litigation in Washington state and federal courts, including defending discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. In addition, Ms. Fritts has practiced labor law her entire career. She has represented clients in various industries including construction, manufacturing, and health care. Her roles include advising and representing management in bargaining unit issues, elections, and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Fritts also represents employers in grievance and arbitration proceedings.

In addition to representing clients in litigation and traditional labor law matters, Ms. Fritts provides advice and counsel to employers on a wide spectrum of workplace issues, including employee leave, disability accommodation, and city ordinances such as the Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance and Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. Ms. Fritts also conducts workplace investigations.

Ms. Fritts began her legal career working as a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, Region 29 in Brooklyn, New York, where she investigated unfair labor practice cases and handled representation cases. Ms. Fritts left the Board to join a large nationally recognized union-side firm in New York followed by a prominent Seattle union-side firm, where she gained invaluable experience and insight handling unfair labor practice and representation cases before several regional National Labor Relations Board offices. Before joining Ogletree, Ms. Fritts practiced at a management-side boutique firm where she had a broad-based labor and employment practice.

While attending law school, Ms. Fritts was a member of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights and Executive Board Member of the Moot Court Association. She authored the fact pattern and bench briefs for the Robert F. Wagner, Sr. National Labor Law Moot Court Competition. She was also a National Semi-Finalist and received recognition for the Regional Best Petitioner Brief in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition and recognition for National Best Brief for The American University Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition.

Ms. Fritts is a native of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.


Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)

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